Principality of Turov

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The Principality of Turov, also called Principality of Turov and Pinsk (Belarusian: Турава-Пінскае княства, Russian: Турово-Пинское княжество, Ukrainian: Турово-Пінське князівство) or Turovian Rus',[1] was a medieval East Slavic principality and important subdivision of Kievan Rus' since the 10th century on the territory of modern southern Belarus and northern Ukraine. Princes of Turov often served as the Grand Princes of Rus early in 10th-11th centuries. The principality's capital was Turov (now called Turaŭ) and other important cities were Pinsk, Mazyr, Slutsk, Lutsk, Berestia, and Volodymyr.

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Principality of Turov and Pinsk
10th century–14th century
StatusPart of the Kievan Rus
CapitalTurov
Common languagesOld East Slavic
Religion
Eastern Orthodox Church
GovernmentMonarchy
Prince of Turov 
 950-980
Tur
LegislatureVeche
History 
 Established
10th century
 Incorporation into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
14th century
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Dregovichs
Grand Duchy of Lithuania
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Until the 12th century the principality was very closely associated with the principalities of Kiev and Volhynia. Later for a short period time until the Mongol invasion it enjoyed a wide degree of autonomy when it was annexed to the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia. In the 14th century it became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Ruthenia and Samogitia.